Methods to reduce drought effects focus of Campbell County workshop

Written by on February 22, 2018

Press Release – The effects of drought on ranch economics, the animals and the range are topics of the “Impacts of Drought” workshop Monday, March 19, in Gillette.

The session is 12:30-4 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room at the Campbell County University of Wyoming Extension office, 412 S. Gillette Ave., said Blake Hauptman, extension educator.

Topics are:

* Economic effects of drought. Drought’s impact on stocking ratios and feeding and economic practices.

* Animal response to range. Management and nutritional strategies to reduce forage needs while still maintaining high performance levels.

* Native range response. Drought impacts to range and the basics of grass growth and timing with regard to precipitation.

RSVPs are requested to the Campbell County extension office at 307-682-7281 by Monday, March 12.

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